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Exciting News! As of August 1st, 2020, I am an NSF & KICP Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. Let the new journey begin. 

August, 2020

It is happening! My real-size 3D statue will be a part of #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit, a new monumental 3D-printed display of 122 Women STEM Leader statues - the most women statues ever assembled in one location, at one time.

August, 2020

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​I am happy to announce that I am a 2020 TED Senior Fellow now! Check out the amazing class of 2020 TED Fellows here. 

February, 2020

Have you seen the Marie Claire March 2020 Issue? Check it out to see me with other amazing 13 IF/THEN Ambassadors to show "IF we empower a woman in STEM, THEN she can change the world."  

I am honored to be selected as a 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Ambassador. This program empowers current innovators and inspires the next generation of pioneers.

September 15, 2019

November 21, 2018

My TED Talk is now online!

August 28, 2018

2018 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World

I am happy to announce that I am selected as one of the 2018 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World honoree. Thanks so much for all the support in the process.

August 17, 2018

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April19, 2018

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This is the article from Arizona Daily Star about my science journey from Turkey to the USA. A little reminder for everyone: “No one gets very far unless she/he tries it.”

February 4, 2018 

2017 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Turkey

September, 2017

My recent research has led to the discovery of an extremely rare galaxy. This work has provided the first description of a double-ringed elliptical galaxy.

January, 2017

2020 TED Senior Fellows

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I am happy to announce that I am a 2020 TED Senior Fellow now! Check out the amazing class of 2020 TED Fellows here. 

2019 AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

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I am honored to be selected as a 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Ambassador. This program empowers current innovators and inspires the next generation of pioneers.

Meet the woman who discovered a whole new type of galaxy

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Check out this National Geographic piece about my journey in science.

"Turkish-born astrophysicist Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil shares her name with a rare double ring of stars more than 350 million light-years away."

My TED Talk is now online!

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Today is the day! My TED Talk is now available online.

2018 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of the World

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Great News! I am happy to announce that I am selected as 2018 JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World honoree. Thanks so much for all the support in the process.

Spacepod: A New Type Galaxy with Dr Mutlu-Pakdil

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Our fun space talk with Dr. Carrie Nugent, who is an inspiring space scientist and the writer of "Asteroid Hunters", is now available at listentospacepod.com.  Don't miss it! We talked about unusual ring galaxies.

Reimagining the future: Notes from TED Fellows Session 1 at TED2018.

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"So, what’s it like to discover a rare galaxy? Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil speaks about her singular experiences during Fellows Session 1 at TED2018: The Age of Amazement, April 10, 2018, in Vancouver." Photo: Ryan Lash /TED

How 1 TED Speaker's STEM Pursuit Got a Galaxy Named After Her

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"Many organizations are dedicated to filling the STEM pipeline with more girls and women. Others are supporting the cause by being an example. TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil is representing by being one of the most notable astrophysicists today. Most recently, she discovered a new galaxy - now called Burçin's galaxy." by Damon Brown on Inc.

Burçin's Galaxy featured in Science Node

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Speed read from my interview with Science Node

  • Astronomer Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil plays instrumental role in discovery and analysis of an entirely new type of galaxy

  • ‘Burçin’s galaxy’ possesses features never before observed in any other galaxy

  • Mutlu-Pakdil hopes to inspire girls and minorities to pursue a career in STEM

UA astronomer discovers new galaxy

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Have you seen my story on News 4 Tucson - KVOA? It was about my research on PGC1000714, an extremely rare double ringed elliptical galaxy. 

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This is a recent article from Arizona Daily Star about my science journey from Turkey to USA. Little reminder for everyone: “No one gets very far unless she/he tries it.”

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This is a recent article from Tucson Local Media about my science journey. Little reminder for every girl: Of course girls do science!

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My recent research has led to a discovery of an extremely rare galaxy. This work has provided a first description of a double ringed elliptical galaxy.

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